Donald Trump seems to be treating Tuesday’s State of the Union address like a pledge drive.
For the low, low price of $5, the Trump campaign offered donors the chance to see their name displayed live during the address, which a campaign email says “will go down in history as the speech that saved America.”
This has to be the crassest thing the crassest president has ever done:
Trump is currently selling ad space in the #StateOfTheUnion address!
Yes, your name will appear “LIVE” during the State of the Union if you give him $5.
This is low point, even for this grifter trash. pic.twitter.com/qHyi3b8jg9
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) February 4, 2019
According to The Washington Post, Trump’s fundraising page says “The State of the Union speech is not about me. It’s about YOU. Which is why I will have the names of every supporter who contributes today broadcast during my speech on the Official DJT for President Livestream!”
Interestingly, on the official Donald Trump website, the lowest donation amount shown is $35, not $5. According to the Washington Post, $35 is the minimum donation for those who want their name displayed. (It’s possible that the $5 amount in the e-mail was a limited-time offer.)
This reminds me of the movie Idiocracy. Are they going to have company logos in the background too? pic.twitter.com/EWGPItqFPS
— KayDi (@CanokarlaKarla) January 29, 2018
For a $35 campaign contribution to Trump you can have your name shown on the screen during the livestream of the #SOTU on his website. He literally found a way to make money off the State of the Union. Absolutely pathetic & corrupt to the core. #StateOfTheDream
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) January 30, 2018
Next year we will be able to buy good to parachute to the border for the Trump Hunger Games. https://t.co/9phyxawUQL
— Stevie (she/her) (@StevieDulli) February 3, 2019
Other Twitter users are saying that the minimum donation amount is $1. Which is it? $1, $5, $35?